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The Jungle Book (1994)

Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of Mowgli, the orphaned jungle boy raised by wolves, and how he becomes king of the jungle.

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Harley
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Tabaqui (as Anirudh Agrawal)
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Joanna Wolff ...
Kitty, age 5
Liza Walker ...
Alice
Rachel Robertson ...
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Natalie Morse ...
Margaret
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An adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of Mowgli the jungle boy who is raised by wolves after being lost when a tiger attacked an encampment and killed his father. Years later he finds himself re-united with his childhood love Kitty and back in the "civilization" of Colonial India which he finds far less civilized then his jungle haunts. The search for a lost treasure shows who the truly civilized members of society are. Written by Susan Southall <stobchatay@aol.com>

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Born of men. Raised by animals. Destined for adventure. See more »


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Rated PG for action/violence and some mild language | See all certifications »

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30 December 1994 (USA)  »

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Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book  »

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$27,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$44,342,956
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Trivia

The only animal that is not actually a real one is Kaa. Due to the difficulty in training snakes, a combination of CGI, animatronics and puppetry was used. Also in this film adaptation he is not referred to by his name; only once he is referred to as "The Great Snake" by Mowgli. See more »

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Anaconda is native to South America, not India where the movie is set. See more »

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[first lines]
Colonel Brydon: [narrating] Life is a spinning wheel, it has been said. With each spoke, a tale to be told. So keep silence along the banks, and I will tell you one of these tales; a story as enchanting as the jungle itself. It is about pride, and power, and treasure... and about fangs, and claws, and talons... but mostly, it is about love. My new command was at the edge of the world, surrounded by a million miles of jungle. With me was my daughter Katherine, whom everyone called Kitty. Leading us ...
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Connections

Followed by The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo (1997) See more »

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Emperor Waltz
Composed by Johann Strauss
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A Solid Version Of The Classic Story
11 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

This was pretty solid adventure story with colorful backgrounds of a the country of India and jungle scenery.

Jason Scott Lee as "Mowgli" is interesting to watch in the lead. Lee is an intriguing actor. He has an Asian background, but has played an Eskimo, here in Indian and other nationalities in other films. He is one of the more diverse actors I've ever seen, yet he isn't well-known.

Cary Elwes is usually effective as a villain. He has the acting talent that makes him easy to despise! The animals are fun, too, from Mowgli's friends in the jungle to the monkeys and giant snake guarding the lost caves with the treasure. Nicely filmed and a good adventure story for everyone.


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